Stronger engineered spider silk created

August 9th, 2021

A Spun polymeric amyloid fiber. Photo: Jingyao Li. Spider silk is said to be one of the strongest, toughest materials on earth. Now engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have designed amyloid silk hybrid proteins and produced them in engineered bacteria. The resulting fibers are even stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks. […]

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